A wire rod is a hot rolled wire, which can have a diameter of anywhere from 5.5 to 42mm. A standard quality rod can be made of various materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, and ordinary quality copper. However, stainless steel wire rods offer unparalleled quality with high corrosion resistance and high weldability. Depending upon the technical parameters of the material type, the cross-section of wire rods can be hexagonal, round or square. But the majority production of wire rods is in round cross-section in nominal diameters of 5mm to 19mm.
Manufacturing of Wire Rods
Wire rods are manufactured by hot rolling billets on continuous rolling mills. It is extracted from hot metal through shafts. The shafts shape and compress the metal from various sides, transforming a piece of metal into a thin, long cable.
The rod needs to be cooled after rolling. This wire is wound on a special winder at the end of the rolling mill for the further cooling process. There are two ways this process can go: by air or rapid cooling. Unlike rapid air cooling, which involves special fans, air cooling happens naturally. The rod is ready for storage after cooling.
Usage of Wire Rods
There are a variety of applications for stainless steel wire rods, such as aviation, industrial, engineering, and for reinforcing concrete structures. These HRAP wire rods can be used in cold drawing, metal wiring, binding, fastener applications and to make stainless steel wire mesh.
Stainless steel wire rods are mainly used to produce stainless steel wire. In order to manufacture downstream products such as industrial fasteners, springs, medical and dental devices, automobile components, and welding electrodes, stainless steel wire is used.
In India, Aamor Inox is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of premium quality Stainless Steel Wire Rods. We provide exceptional quality stainless steel rods in various AISI and DIN International standard grades and sizes. Our division is well equipped with the necessary machinery and tools where the process of solution annealing is done in a controlled environment. We have expertise in in-house melting operations to produce the best quality annealed stainless steel wire rods.